Bisquick Scones are super fluffy and so easy to make. This pre-made baking mix is perfect for baking drop-biscuit kind of scone or the traditional wedge shape. Nothing beats warm scones for a perfect breakfast treat.
I have always had Bisquick mix in my pantry, usually reserved for pancakes, waffles, or making strawberry shortcake biscuits. The last time I pulled a box out of the pantry, I thought why not make scones?
How to make Biscuit Scones
If you thought it was super hard to make scones, I am here to tell you it is not, especially using Bisquick! This is truly one of the easiest recipes you will ever make. Bake a batch of this easy scone recipe and then try our from-scratch blueberry lemon scone recipe and see which you like better!
Scone Baking Tips:
Whether you make homemade scones from scratch using our Master Scone Recipe or use this easy biscuit scone recipe, do this:
Two very important things to do to ensure a perfect fluffy scone
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees for at least 20 minutes before baking. A hot oven will help your scones rise tall instead of being flat.
- Make sure your butter is COLD. It does not matter if you use cold unsalted butter or salted butter, but it MUST BE COLD. As the butter melts it will allow for air to create flaky scones.
Have mixing bowls, measuring tools, and a sheet pan lined with a piece of parchment paper ready and set aside before you begin making your scones recipe.
Can I Add frozen Blueberries?
Yes! Frozen blueberries are great to use in this easy recipe. Work quickly with frozen fruit as they may make the scone dough a bit wet if they defrost completely. If this happens, add 2 extra tablespoons of biscuit mix to make the dough less sticky.
What can I use instead of heavy cream or whipping cream?
Usually, I add milk to Bisquick recipes, but since I was making scones, I stuck to using half and half. I always have this on hand for a cup of coffee and I like the soft texture it creates when biting into a scone.
Don't have blueberries on hand? No worries! Head over to my friend Mel's site for a delicious recipe for Bisquick cinnamon scones! They are amazing too!
- Bisquick Baking Mix
- half & half (or milk)
- vanilla extract
- Almond extract (optional)
How to Make Easy Bisquick Scones
In a large mixing bowl add Bisquick mix and sugar and whisk until combined. Set aside the dry mixture.
Working with a sharp knife, cut cold butter into small pieces. Add to the dry ingredients and using a pastry blender or pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture begins to look like coarse crumbs. This will give the best texture to your scones.
Now it is time to add in your wet ingredients. Add half and half, vanilla extract, and egg, and mix gently until a soft dough forms.
Using your hands, knead scone dough gently for a little time until it forms a smooth soft ball, about 5-10 times. If your dough is still too wet, add 2 tablespoons of Bisquick mix.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface and gently pat dough into an 8-inch circle, about 1 inch thick. Using a knife or bench scraper, cut dough into 8 equal wedges.
Place wedges on a parchment-lined baking sheet. With a pastry brush dipped in half and half, brush the tops of scones and then add a small pinch of sugar to the scone tops.
Place the baking tray on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 18 minutes, until golden brown.
Remove scones from the oven and let cool on a wire rack.
Once the scones are completely cool, enjoy plain or top cooled scones with butter, jam, or our vanilla bean glaze.
Other great options to add to easy biscuit scones
- chocolate chips
- fresh raspberries
- chopped nuts
How do you store scones?
For best results, store fresh scones at room temperature on a plate loosely covered with plastic wrap. Scone will stay fresh for about 3 days. To keep scones longer, place them in an airtight container and freeze them for up to 3 months.
Other scone recipes you may enjoy:
Making this simple scone recipe is so easy and delicious and who knew you could make such a great recipe from a handy-dandy box of Bisquick?!
- 2 cups Bisquick baking mix
- 3 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 Tablespoon chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 3 Tablespoon half-and-half, plus 1 tbsp.
- 1 large egg
- In a bowl, whisk together baking mix and sugar
- Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Stir in 3 Tablespoons half-and-half, egg, and vanilla extract until just moistened.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently 5 to 10 times.
- Pat into a 1-inch-thick round.
- Cut into 8 wedges with bench scraper; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Brush tops with 1 Tbsp half-and-half, sprinkle each with sugar.
- Bake in 400 degree oven and cook for 18 minutes, until golden brown.
- Let cool on wire rack.
Top with easy Vanilla Bean Glaze
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Half and Half
- 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 201Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 396mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 3g